9 Recommended Tips – Presenting your UK Visa Application
Your UK Visa Application
Allow plenty of time to make your application – If you are making an application inside the UK start compiling your documents at least 60 days before the expiry date of your visa. This will give you time to order certificates, request documents from HMRC sit your English Language exam etc. You may make your application for an extension up to 28 days prior to the expiry date of your current visa.
The rules and Immigration routes change frequently from year to year. Therefore you must ensure your application form is the right one for your case and that it is ‘in date’. Your application may be returned invalid if you use an incorrect form or if the form is old. Always refer to the UKVI website for updated information about the rule changes and forms.
Try not to make any mistakes in your application form. If you’ve made a mess, start again.
Use block capitals in all areas you are required to complete and only use black or blue ink, do not mix the inks.
Make sure your passport photograph/s are the right size (refer to below diagram). Do not affix your photograph/s with glue, use a staple on the edge of the photograph avoiding the face and body area. Or use a transparent envelope and attach it.
Ensure all the information provided is pertinent to the application you are submitting. Add a cover letter setting your history and supporting documents in order. This will help the caseworker review your application more efficiently and may even speed up the consideration process.
Make sure you make a copy of your application and all the documents in the bundle and keep the copy in a safe place.
When sending your application and documents, make sure you send them via Royal Mail Special delivery, so you can track your application and if required to do so, you can demonstrate that you have submitted an ‘in time’ application to UKVI.
If you are worried about whether you meet the suitability of the visa you are applying for or you need someone to look at your application, there are regulated advisers who can help. Please click on the following link for a list of regulated advisers: https://www.gov.uk/find-an-immigration-adviser.
Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Representation Package
Following the uncertainty of Brexit and what it may bring to people who have set up their lives and invested in the United Kingdom. We have created an Immigration package which is specifically designed for EEA Nationals who have been resident in the United Kingdom for over five years.
Our Permanent Residency and naturalisation package includes the following:
A one hour consultation with a regulated Immigration Adviser
Application and document assembly
To find out more about our services or whether you are eligible, please contact us.
Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at The Visa Office!
Our offices will be closed from noon on 22/12/2016 and we will be re-opening on 3rd January 2017. If you have a query over the festive break, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise have a super Christmas!
I must admit that being a native Brit, my experience of Christmas has always been very exciting. Us Brits do Christmas well. Christmas Markets to carol singing the UK boasts wonderful shopping and traditions Father Christmas can only dream of. London is the place to be from the more alternative style of fashion Camden Town brings to Oxford Street and Knightsbridge, there is something for everyone. Roasting chestnuts and mulled wine waft the streets giving that wonderful warm notion ‘Christmas is coming’. It’s a tradition that has become a worldwide event and one we can stand together in enjoyment and wonder, it’s a tradition that has remained for centuries and will pass on through generations in the years to come, a tradition that will remain unspoiled in the face of adversity.
Cyber Monday get your free Skype consultation with us
Cyber Monday get your free Skype consultation with us
In order to participate you must book your Skype consultation on Cyber Monday 30th November 2015 between 09.30 and 17.00. Consultations will take place the following week until 17.00 on Monday 7th December. The consultation will last 20 minutes. If your enquiry requires more time with an adviser we will advise and then quote our fee for any additional time spent outside your free Black Friday consultation before we proceed further.
Like our fellow Americans we would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you Cyber Monday which is an incentive to reduce costs in services and products for one day before Christmas. This day is 27th November 2015
Otherwise, please feel free to navigate our new website for up to date information about immigration. If you are applying to visit friends and family over the Christmas period, be prepared for delays, the Home Office and visa application centres worldwide are closed during the Christmas period.
If you would like to book a Skype consultation please click on get your free Skype consultation with us.
Over the last financial year Britain has continued to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe and is now the 3rd largest recipient, behind the US and China, in the World. The number of FDI projects in the UK has increased by 12% and the total inflow of capital was estimated to have exceeded £1 Trillion for the first time. This is a clear validation of the UK’s business friendly approach to wealth creation and an attribute to the UK skilled workforce as a whole.
Engineering sector growth stunted by skills shortage
Every year the Migration Advisory Committee report highlights the skills shortages in the United Kingdom and the engineering sector has been the most widely affected by the lack of tangible skills new graduates or school leavers are able to apply. This opens up a huge gap within the workforce market and threatens the growth of many companies operating in this sector.
The Queen’s speech has fired the starting gun on the debate concerning Britain’s membership to the European Union. The problem for Britain has always been with the four fundamental freedoms of the single market. The obligation of member states in free movement of capital, goods, services and people to ensure that niche markets are supported by the right (EU) resources. For any organisation, this guarded principle ensures optimal growth as a by-product of highly evolved capitalism.
The UK’s historic ability to exploit trends and capture markets was not based on the blood, sweat and tears of UK residents alone. We forget this at our peril! The seeds of innovation are being blighted in key areas of the UK economy by political pressure to control immigrant numbers.